Queen of the Road

Gatta Films, L.L.C.
903 Calhoun Street
Columbia, SC 29201

“Queen of the Road,” a film by Laura P. Valtorta, is a glimpse into the life of an independent female truck driver – Milica Virag.
From Milica, age 58, we learn about the difficulties and triumphs of a driver – how she got started, her problems with brokers, scheduling hassles, loads that fall through, break-downs, unscheduled stops at the mercy of Walmart, and personal relationships.
Many times, Milica has thought about quitting the profession, but the freedom of the job and the beauty of travel keep her going. Nothing stops Milica!
We are looking for production funds to include additional drivers and make this into a 45-minute television special.

  • Laura P. Valtorta
    White Rock Boxing (producer); Disability (screenwriter and director); "The Art House," (director and producer)
  • Laura P. Valtorta
    White Rock Boxing is now available on Amazon Prime.
  • Milica Virag, independent trucker
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Women in Film and Television, Atlanta

    September 8, 2015
    2nd place short documentary
  • Long Beach Indie Film and Music Festival
    Long Beach, California
    United States
    September 2, 2016
    Best TV Pilot
Director Biography - Laura P. Valtorta

A native of Watertown, New York, Laura Puccia Valtorta is the author of three books – Family Meal, a novel published in 1993 by Carolina Wren press; Start Your Own Law Practice, published by Entrepreneur Press in 2005, and Social Security Disability Practice, published by Knowles Publishing.
She has produced three films – White Rock Boxing, which aired on South Carolina ETV in August 2013 and August 2014, and "Disability," a short film about practicing law, which appeared on the 2014 Shorts Showcase in Palm Springs, CA. "The Art House" her third film, is available for viewing at as a 2015 entry. "The Art House" is a finalist at the 2015 WIFTI awards.
Laura has practiced law in South Carolina since 1993. She is married to Marco Valtorta, and they have two children – Dante and Clara. White Rock Boxing will soon air on Hulu and Hulu plus streaming services.

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Director Statement

"Queen of the Road" is intended for television. My hope is that this 30-minute documentary on the fascinating lifestyle of female truckers will evolve into a television or web series. Expected date of completion of this first episode is May 1, 2015.